ABOUT US

 

FOUNDER'S MESSAGE:

The who, what, when, where, why & how of Strings4Hope ...

WHO:

We are middle school musicians who live near New York City.

NYC is one of epicenters of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We all have friends or family that have been impacted by COVID-19.

WHAT:

Strings4Hope is a short, virtual concert.

We want to share our passion for string instruments (cello, violin, viola, piano)

We want to perform for YOU (whether you are suffering from COVID-19 in a hospital, or you're on the front lines fighting the virus, or you're finding it hard to deal with the social distancing and quarantine)... we are here to perform virtual string concerts for YOU.

WHY:

Since schools closed in March, I have been playing my cello online, and performing 

for my grandparents in Westchester County, my great-aunt in Arizona,

my relatives in Manhattan...

I have tried to entertain them and ease the stress of quarantine and self-isolation.

This got me thinking about how I would love to "visit"  COVID-19 patients

 stuck in the hospital, without the love and support of their families and friends. 

I also wanted to share some music with the front line heroes caring for patients and running the hospitals. 

So I reached out to some of my strings friends and asked them to join me. 

The response was great, and now we are a group of about a dozen musicians.

The idea that we come for a visit is as important as the music itself.

Maybe we could make the patients and staff feel a little less alone. 

 Maybe we could remind them of the beautiful things in life, like music. 

Maybe we could give them HOPE.

WHERE:

From our quarantine to yours.

We each play from our homes, from a laptop computer, a tablet, or a cell phone. 

We want to make a virtual visit to you!

HOW:

We want you to know that we spend a lot of time preparing for our virtual visits.

We rehearse our pieces and work-out how to use technology to reach our audience. 

We work with our hospital partners to find the best way to deliver our music.

Bringing you a smile or a little hope makes us feel we have done something to help.

... And that's how Strings4Hope was born.

Thanks so much for reading.

Brodi Cox, Founder

April, 2020

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